10 strokes (also 9)
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
quick, fast
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
576 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 速 【ソク】 gear, speed (e.g. 4-speed transmission)
  • 速度 【ソクド】 speed, velocity, pace, rate, velocity
  • 失速 【シッソク】 stall, downturn, slowdown, slump, weakening, decline
  • 快速 【カイソク】 high speed, rapidity, rapid-service train (not as fast as express), rapid train

Kun reading compounds

  • 早い 【はやい】 fast, quick, rapid, swift, speedy, brisk, prompt, early, soon, earlier than usual, premature, too soon, too early, easy, simple, quick, fast, as soon as ..., the moment ..., the instant ...
  • 早める 【はやめる】 to bring forward (e.g. by 3 hours), to advance, to hasten (e.g. one's death), to expedite, to precipitate, to quicken (e.g. one's step), to speed up, to accelerate
  • 速やか 【すみやか】 quick, speedy, prompt, rapid, swift


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • rápido
  • veloz
  • darse prisa
  • velocidad


  • rápido
  • apressar


  • vite
  • rapide
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958 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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3851 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1978 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
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1685 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
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3105 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6060 New Nelson (John Haig)
1669 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1799 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
360 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1564 2001 Kanji
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